Sometimes the home you have just isn’t big enough, but you love where you live and so many other things about your house that you’ve decided moving isn’t the solution.
That’s when a room addition can make all the difference. Adding a room to your house can be a tricky and timely process but, with a little guidance, you can blissfully navigate through your home renovation and come out with a dream remodel you love. If you’re in the market to add a room or multiple rooms to your home, here are a few things to consider that go beyond just adding square footage.
Room additions are an opportunity to design a space that functions effectively and fits with your lifestyle. They’re also a chance to put your mark on the home to really make it feel like a custom home.
But how you do this is very critical for several reasons.
First, you want to make sure you keep the authenticity of the home. If it’s an historic home, you’ll want to preserve that look and feel by creating a room addition that harmonizes with the architecture rather than disrupts it.
Second, room additions should be designed and built to look like they aren’t a room addition. You don’t want extra square footage added on to your home that looks like it was an after-thought. Instead, you want a seamless look even though the room addition may have been added decades after the original home was built. This helps with the resale value.
Third, get free consultations. A room remodel cost can vary wildly in pricing. The more you add on, often the less it costs per square foot. But also, which contractor and how you get your architectural plans drafted makes a big difference in price.